Hilton Colombo celebrates the Year of the Rat!

By Dimithri Wijesinghe

The Hilton Colombo welcomed the Chinese New Year on 23 January in the hotel’s lobby, followed by a special celebratory lunch at Graze Kitchen.

The hotel conducted a communal prosperity toss – which is the tossing of shredded white and green radish and carrots, sliced ginger, sliced onion, crushed peanuts, pomelo, pepper, essence of chicken, oil, salt, vinegar, sugar, and more; a Chinese New Year cultural activity.

When this salad is prepared, the ingredients are tossed high into the air, while those around the table loudly exclaim “prosper” and other auspicious wishes.

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Graze Kitchen will be hosting a special Chinese menu section in addition to their international dinner buffet from 23 January to 3 February.

While Hilton Colombo does not have a dedicated chef for Chinese cuisine, Executive Chef Robert Mujagic was more than up to the task as he has served up a vibrant new addition of authentic Chinese dishes.

The new addition to the usual buffet will be available to diners at no extra charge in order to mark the Chinese New Year.

PHOTOS Eshan Dasanayake